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Gothenburg 2022

The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp runs from 20th - 29th August 2022
Selections now available

  

Tour dates for 2023

Following discussions with tour managers the following tour dates are confirmed for 2023

Lagganlia 22nd to 29th July 2023
Deeside 22nd to 29th July 2023
Stockholm 22nd August to Sunday 3rd September 2023
Gothenburg 26th August to Sunday 3rd September 2023

JROS Still intends to have an additional tour for 16’s next year following this years Czech tour but dates for this are not yet known and will depend on resources and manpower.

Czech 2022

The Czech training camp will run from Sat 13th-Sat 20th August
Selections now made

  

Stockholm 2022

The Stockholm training tour is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
Selections now available

  

Lagganlia 2022

The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp will run from 23rd July to 30th July. 
Selections now made

  

Deeside 2022

The Deeside training camp is normally based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
In 2022 the Deeside camp will be based at Findhorn on the Moray coast.
The camp will run from Saturday July 23rd to the Friday 29th July
Selections now made

  

What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW16s, Stockholm for MW17s and 18s, and Gothenburg for MW20s and 19s.

British Orienteering for 2021 are holding a camp for M/W15s at Bagaduish .

Since 2009, JROS has organised the Hawkshead training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and it will seek to host further courses in the future.

‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)